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The Cunningham Chronicles
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Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor

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Teen boys’ fashion evolves

Teen boys’ fashion evolves

During high school, teen boys are often able to express themselves by mimicking what they find inspiring.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
May 27, 2022
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Thank you for all the memories, A306

Over the course of our high school careers, we develop into who we really are. Each of us finds our place and uncovers that everyone has a story.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
May 27, 2022
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Student coaching changes boys tennis team dynamic

Student coaching changes boys tennis team dynamic

After gaining a new head coach a year ago, the boys tennis team has been adapting to a new style of coaching that they didn’t experience before. This new style focuses on a more student-focused approach to the sport.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
April 26, 2022
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Tropes repeat in novels, remain interesting

Tropes repeat in novels, remain interesting

Through the development of the action-packed young adult novel, we’ve seen many stereotypes arise. We see the same tropes used frequently in these novels and continue to eat them up.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
April 26, 2022
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New course teaches importance of agriculture as career

Following the construction of the SAHS greenhouse, an agricultural and plant science course was introduced this year. The course aims to teach the importance plants play in society and help students pursue careers in the field.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
March 24, 2022
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Book to movie adaptations rarely do novels justice

There’s a lot of controversy over every book to movie adaptation. They rarely do novels and authors justice.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editors
March 24, 2022
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Anxiety over college sticks with seniors through admissions

Anxiety over college sticks with seniors through admissions

The process of applying can be very stressful for students as they navigate their entrance into the adult world. But while the process can be difficult, decision time might be worse.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
February 9, 2022
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School curriculum novels provide new discourse

With increasing discourse around the country surrounding the content of curriculum novels, there is a deepening issue within English departments: What is and isn’t appropriate for students?
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
February 9, 2022
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Modern books worthy of ‘classic’ title

Classic novels aren’t here just to sound pretentious, they’re read for a reason. Many modern texts are worthy of being given this label.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
December 17, 2021
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Women supporting women...Sitting in on an informative session during the November 10 Women’s Symposium, senior Rachel Gat awaits the arrival of one of several guest speakers. As a Women’s Symposium ambassador, Gat is one of many students who helped organize the event.

Women’s Symposium offers career inspiration

Hosting a slew of guest speakers to shed light on women’s wellness and career education, Souderton held its third Women’s Symposium on November 10.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
December 10, 2021
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Generationally, how times have changed

As time goes on, the world around us changes. Things “now” are always different from what they were “then,” and that’s just the way it goes.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
November 4, 2021
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Generationally, how times have changed

Generationally, how times have changed

Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
November 4, 2021
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Very camp… gazing over this year’s Met Gala looks, seniors Dekai Averett (L) and Miranda Razzi critique the looks displayed this year. The Met Gala was hosted on September 13.

Met Gala more impressive than last year

Organized by the Editor- in-Chief of Vogue Magazine, Anna Wintour, the infamous Met Gala is a chance for designers to showcase their work for a good cause.
Annabel Cunningham, Features Editor
November 1, 2021
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***Virtual Victory…****Showing off their new medals, the Academic Decathlon team competed in the state championship this year. The Academic Decathlon team celebrated multiple victories this season.* *Photo by Phil Cerami*

State champion Academic Decathlon team prepares for next year

Academic Decathlon is a multi-category competition that revolves around a singular subject. This year’s team won the state championship.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
June 4, 2021
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***Climate Change Candidate…****Speaking at the 2015 Climate Leaders Summit, vice- president Joe Biden makes citizens aware of his opinions on environmental reform and future plans. Now president of the United States, Biden has since acted on those plans mentioned. Photo courtesy of Joe Biden’s official website.*

Presidential administrations react differently to climate change

With carbon emissions rising and worsening environmental damage, many agree that climate change needs to be dealt with. Over the years, presidential administrations have had different approaches to solving the climate crisis.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
June 3, 2021
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***Houston, we have a problem...****Dealing with difficulty launching model rockets, astronomy club president James Bleazard (left) helps junior Ethan Wing fix his model rocket. The astronomy club joined on May 22 to launch model rockets they built earlier in the week.*

*Arrowhead Photo By Erin Gavin*

News Byte: Astronomy club launches model rockets

To keep the club alive in the era of COVID-19, the astronomy club has been holding multiple different types of events this year. One of these events included a rocket launch that occurred at the high school.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
June 3, 2021
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Pro: Artists must protect children from profanity, take accountability for content

In today’s virtual society, it is important for major creators and artists to realize the impact of their work. Artists should be aware of their audiences (target or not), and censor accordingly.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
May 8, 2021
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*Learning in the living room… Sitting in an online class, elementary school student Alivia Wilkins listens to read- aloud stories from her living room. Many students and parents alike are working from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.*

Community members adjust to life during and after COVID-19

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the lives of many have drastically changed. With many schools and workplaces going from in-person to online and the prohibition of large gatherings, life before and after the Coronavirus pandemic are “very, very different.”
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
May 7, 2021
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**Coordinating during COVID…** *Gearing up for a Sunday service, Keystone Fellowship churchgoer controls lighting and sound from a remote booth. Religious institutions are able to gather in person in Pennsylvania.* 

*Photo reprinted with permission from @keystonefellowship on Instagram*

Religious institutions remain exempt from COVID-19 prevention guidelines

Religious institutions have been exempt from certain COVID-19 guidelines. Statements by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention provide these buildings with the right to conduct practices as they wish.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
April 9, 2021
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**Graphic and caption reprinted with permission from the Economic Policy Institute official website**

Biden Administration looks to raise federal minimum wage

To compete with inflation and supply workers with livable wages, the Biden Administration plans to implement a $15 federal minimum wage. The raising of the national minimum wage is set to take effect this year.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
April 9, 2021
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Popular media portrays toxic relationships in an unrealistic way

Popular media portrays toxic relationships in an unrealistic way

To increase drama and gain more views, today’s media showcases relationships that are unhealthy and toxic as normal things that should be accepted. These skewed perceptions of what a relationship should look like can be detrimental to how we behave in our personal lives.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
February 9, 2021
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News Byte: Athletics department interviews student athletes on new podcast

To share student athlete’s experiences, the Souderton Athletics department created a podcast on January 12. The podcast focuses on the mental aspects of playing high school sports.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
February 9, 2021
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Capturing the crazy… Junior Jamison McDivitt records film from various sports practices and games to make his edits. These edits are then uploaded to Tik Tok, where they rack up thousands of views. Photo courtesy of Jamison McDivitt.

Trending teens and teachers: Tik Tok encourages creativity among the Souderton Community

To have fun and gain views this year, people in the Souderton Community are creating short original videos on the app Tik Tok. As a result of original and entertaining content, these videos are gaining popularity.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
February 9, 2021
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Weighing it out… Adding coins into a container over a handbuilt bridge, Teach Girls Tech club founder Ava Saydam (Left) demonstrates an engineering activity with a student at Indian Valley Middle School. Teach Girls Tech aims to get more girls involved in STEM.

News Byte: Club aims to get more girls interested in STEM

In order to reach more young girls and get them involved in STEM, the Teach Girls Tech Club holds activities for students at the middle schools.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
December 24, 2020
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Pizza Power…Getting lunch in the cafeteria, junior Megan McCollum enjoys the district free lunches. The district started this program over the summer.

News Byte: School district provides free breakfasts and lunches for students

By ordering and packaging food, cafeteria staff in the district are putting together free meals for students. Anyone can order these meals to ensure that anyone who is in need of one has access to them.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
December 24, 2020
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People begin to romanticize dark things

Romanticising dark things creates a sense of idealism when it comes to things that are far from idealistic. This practice can be detrimental to our minds, and confuse us with what’s good and bad.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
December 23, 2020
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President-elect Joe Biden appoints cabinet, President Donald Trump calls for vote recounts

As the 2020 Presidential Election comes to a close, President-elect Joe Biden now begins choosing his cabinet. Along with this, current President Donald Trump calls for recounts in multiple states.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
December 22, 2020
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Going Green…Discussing plants, Greenhouse Grower advisor Kimberly Wilson (left) and member Ally Pham pot new plants. The Greenhouse Growers club started in 2019. 
Photo reprinted with permission from Ally Mahoney.

News Byte: Greenhouse gears up for a new school year

In order to sustain the high school’s greenhouse, contributors hope to sell the plants they grow this year.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
November 17, 2020
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News Byte: National Honor Society holds a virtual induction in wake of COVID-19

Because of the new protocol surrounding the current pandemic, the National Honors Society is holding their first virtual induction.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
November 17, 2020
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Diet culture grows as popular media outlets allow for spread of toxic ideas

The popularity of diet culture is growing through social media. The use of social media promotes unhealthy dieting standards.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
November 17, 2020
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Practice Makes Perfect… Rehearsing, junior Jamie Alderfer (left) and senior Owen Hershberger prepare for the fall play. It is set to take place from November 12 through 14. 
Arrowhead photo by Annabel Cunningham

Fall play cast rehearses among new COVID-19 regulations

To perform the fall play, students have adapted to new COVID-19 regulations. Practicing multiple times a week, the cast of “Our Town” works to make the fall play happen.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
November 17, 2020
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Stay at home orders in Pennsylvania cause protests in Harrisburg

Protesters gathered on the steps of the Capitol Building in Harrisburg on May 15. Carrying signs and giving speeches, the protesters hope to get their point across.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
June 1, 2020
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Wrestling sees growth in female participants

Wrestling attracts a new demographic of competitors with women’s participation increasing. According to coach Tristan Boyd, growing acceptance among male wrestlers contributes to its popularity.
Annabel Cunningham, News Editor
April 3, 2020
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